By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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The European Union will impose harsher sanctions on Syria, a senior EU official said Wednesday, as Russia tried to broker talks between the vice president and the opposition to calm violence. Activists reported at least 50 killed in military assaults targeting government opponents.
Russia and China on Saturday vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that sought to stop the Syrian regime's brutal crackdown on an 11-month uprising as activists reported that Syrian security forces had “massacred” more than 250 people using mortar shells, tanks and snipers in the western city of Homs.
In the rapid-fire spy swap, the United States and Russia worked together as only old enemies could.
The talks leading to the largest U.S.-Russian spy swap since the Cold War began when CIA Director Leon Panetta approached Russia's spy chief with a proposed deal, a U.S. official says.